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The Blog 5 Common Misconceptions About Anti-Wrinkle Cosmetic Injectables

No one likes seeing the effects of ageing etched on their skin. Fortunately, with anti-wrinkle injections you can turn back the clock on a tired and weathered appearance.

Below are the five MOST common misconceptions about cosmetic injections you must read before having anti-wrinkle treatments.

1. You are going to be in a lot of pain

Of course, no one wants to be in pain, and if you have been put off from having anti-wrinkle injections in the past because of the thought of pain, you can fear not.

The procedure is carried out using ultra-thin needles to minimise any discomfort. It is known to be one of the least uncomfortable medical procedures in cosmetic medicine.

Discomfort can be minimised with the use of a topical anaesthetic numbing cream. Some of our patients choose to have happy gas at the time of treatment to ease the mild discomfort still present after the numbing cream.

2. Anti-wrinkle injections are unsafe and dangerous

Anti-wrinkle injections have been used safely for more than 30 years. Did you know that over 100 million patients have received this treatment? What’s more, as it is becoming more popular, this number is likely to grow.

At Contour Clinics, your procedure will be delivered by expert clinicians, and your satisfaction is guaranteed.

3. You will not be able to move your face once you have had your anti-wrinkle injections

If you have ever heard of the ‘frozen face’ or inability to use different facial expressions because of anti-wrinkle injections, you need not worry.

Anti-wrinkle injections are used to target any deeper lines that you don’t like the look of, and they are not used to target every tiny line on your face. At Contour Clinics, we give you a complimentary personalised assessment so that we can create your ideal look.

4. Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers are the same

Both anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers are often used interchangeably by those who don’t understand them, but they are quite different.

An anti-wrinkle injection relaxes the muscles, and this causes the lines on your skin to become smoother and less evident. They can also be used to change the expression on your face, for example, to make you look happier.

Dermal fillers are different, and they are used to plump up your skin and give you more volume. They can be used to augment the jawline, chin or cheeks. They can also be used for the lips and nasolabial folds or to target under-eye hollowing.

5. It is only women that have anti-wrinkle injections

One of the biggest misconceptions is that anti-wrinkle treatments are only for women, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.

Many men also have anti-wrinkle injections to improve the look of their skin, stop the ageing process and give them more self-confidence. Now more than ever, more men are seeking the help of anti-wrinkle injections.

Get the treatment you need at Contour Clinics

Now that we have put the truth behind those common misconceptions, you can book your appointment to receive your anti-wrinkle injections. Receive a complimentary assessment, and we can show you how we can stop ageing in its tracks and help you look and feel great.

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Mia D Dec 20, 2020

The absolute best in Sydney. I would not go anywhere else to get anything done. Everyone I have encountered at this clinic has been so extremely warm and professional and put in so much time and effort to truly achieve your desired outcome. Can’t recommend this place enough, do not waste your money elsewhere.

Amanda K Feb 1, 2021

First time at Contour Clinics and was very happy with the whole experience. Easy to find, easy to park, friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommend and will be a regular from now on.

Rekka P Jan 20, 2021

Very happy with my experience at Contour Clinics Newtown. Everyone was so friendly, professional and knowledgeable. I felt very comfortable during my treatment. Dr Josh made me feel so comfortable. I am so happy. I’ll definitely be back!

* Testimonials are from satisfied customers, results may vary. We offer complementary 1:1 consultations to understand your specific requirements before commencing treatment.

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